BMA Travel Advice
The BMA’s public messaging campaign urges people to:
- Don’t travel if you’re ill, or have any symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. cough, high temperature, loss of smell or taste)
- Have a plan for self-isolation if you, or anybody in your ‘bubble’, develops symptoms or are told to do so by the official NHS Test and Trace service. You will likely be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
- If you take medicines prescribed by your doctor, make sure you have enough with you to last for your time away
- Practice good social distancing and hand washing while you are away from home
- Wear a face covering whenever you are mixing with others outside your ‘bubble’ and cannot social distance, particularly when you are indoors.
To read more about the principles see PDF here
We are pleased to offer our registered patients a travel health service. Our nurse uses up-to-date information to advise you on your health needs related to destinations around the world. They can administer most vaccinations and provide prescriptions for treatments where needed. Please note, however, that the practice does not offer vaccinations not normally available to the NHS, you will find more information about this here.
Many people are taking long-haul holidays requiring complicated courses of vaccines. Children also need to he vaccinated for travel abroad. Most travel vaccinations are free. To assist you in these requirements please see additional travel health information below.
Travel Risk Assessment
If you’re planning a trip abroad please complete our Travel Risk Assessment form (below) with details of your proposed journey. Alternatively if you prefer, drop into surgery to complete a form. (Kindly note that this service is for registered patients only)
Once you have submitted your form, please call us to book a travel clinic appointment with the nurse.
Allow Plenty of Time:
Patients are advised to allow plenty of time for vaccinations (at least two or three months) especially if traveling to an out-of-the-way place where they’ll be living or working among local people. Some courses of vaccine such as rabies or Hepatitis B need to be given over several weeks.